No matter what your relation to science is, be it “I think research, dream experiments and breathe hypotheses” or “I do appreciate my phone and not dying from a common cold”, this is something for you! On the 14th of April, yes indeed, this very Saturday, there will be another March for Science! *crowds cheer,… Read More Science is in the air!
Most of us suffer from procrastination tendencies. Luckily, there are techniques we can use to beat them. Finding a technique that works for you is a better strategy than simply deciding to stop procrastinating and relying on your willpower to follow through on your decision. One of the techniques I use is called the Pomodoro… Read More How a tomato helps me to stop procrastinating and start working
Many times, highlights do not need to be huge to be significant. This month, we are talking about highlights of the year and I would like to point at those apparently minor occurrences, which make a big difference in our lives. I’m talking about including in our new year’s resolutions some activities with the potential… Read More #5 New year’s resolutions with the potential to become our highlights in 2018
Welcome to the dark side. Wait, what?! In my opinion, there’s a significant dark side to what’s supposed to be science communication. Sit back, relax and let me take you through some musings on the issue. The first thing I want to bring up is the idea that “correlation is not causation”. It can be… Read More Welcome to the dark side: The ivory tower and its casualties – Part 2
Once upon a time… someone decided the public had the right, even the need, maybe even the duty, to know what was going on in science. Well, probably it has been “decided” upon multiple times, but a striking example was when the Royal Institute of London started Christmas lectures for the general public. In these… Read More The ivory tower and its casualties – Part 1
Picture this: It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon and I’m having a coffee with other KI PhD students in Stockholm. We talk about work, science and interests, and I mention I’m really fascinated by popular science. The reaction: “What do you mean? What science is popular right now?”. I was quite surprised and never thought of… Read More A casual vocab lesson in popular science
Most of us could do more to take care of ourselves. Where our ancestors spent daylight hours performing backbreaking labor, we’ve sat ourselves at desks in front of devices with artificial light emanating from them on a nearly 24-hour cycle. A promise of the industrial revolution was to give us more leisure; many of us… Read More Mindfulness Meditation for stress reduction during the holidays